Denny’s Orange Blossom Classic’s Welcome Luncheon and Iconic Battle of the Bands to be broadcast live on the Urban Edge Network this Weekend.


The Urban Edge Network (UEN) has announced two events this weekend at the Denny’s Orange Blossom Classic (OBC) will be shown on the network. The OBC will take place this weekend with the game between Florida A&M University Rattlers and Jackson State University Tigers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.

From Tuesday, August 29th, to Sunday, September 3rd, the OBC festivities will captivate attendees with an array of activities, bringing together students, alumni, and supporters from across the nation for a weekend of unity, celebration, and sportsmanship. Two of the following events will be watched on the UEN’s HBCU Plus.

Friday, September 2nd – GMCVB Commissioner’s Welcome Reception and Luncheon

– 11 AM – 2 PM EST JW Marriott Miami Turnberry – Honoring distinguished HBCU alumnae in Sports, Politics, Social Justice, and Entertainment, while supporting scholarship fundraising. Keynote by Emmy Award winner Lynn Whitfield, Honoring Actress & FAMU Alumnae Angela Robinson, Grammy-nominated artist Stokley performing live, and more

Saturday, September 3rd – Battle of the Bands 6 PM – 9 PM EST – Watsco Center – Witness the thrilling clash of local high school marching bands for the title of Best Band in The Land, culminating in a dynamic showdown between the renowned Florida A&M “Marching 100” and the incomparable Jackson State “Sonic Boom of the South”

Ways to Watch

HBCU Plus: or the HBCU Plus app available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV, iOS, and Android


About Urban Edge Network and HBCU Plus

Urban Edge Network was curated to level the playing field and provide a platform for diverse voices. As part of the UEN family of brands, HBCU Plus is an ad-supported Black College Sports Network, delivering 24/7 access to live and on-demand Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ games, sporting events, original sports shows, curated films, podcasts, and more. The HBCU Plus app is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Samsung TV, iOS, and Android.

About the Orange Blossom Classic

Founded in 1933 by the son of Florida A&M University’s president J.R.E. Lee Jr., the inaugural Orange Blossom Classic welcomed 2,000 fans to the “blacks-only” ballpark in Jacksonville, Fla., where FAMU beat Howard 9-0 and successfully established the foundation of HBCU classics.

After a 43-year hiatus, the Orange Blossom Classic was re-established in 2021 with a mission to enhance the exposure of Historically Black Colleges & Universities. In its second year, the OBC attracted thousands of fans, alumni, school members, and family members, highlighting interest in HBCUs and their roles in educating aspiring professionals and developing future leaders.

Its main goal remains to raise scholarship funds for the participating schools for years to come, helping to support the knowledge and experience offered by the discipline, commitment, and dedication it takes to be a Historically Black College & University student.




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